You may be able to quite accurately pinpoint when your specific watch was made! But something about this watch spoke to me and I thought it was one of the most beautiful watches I've seen. The curved crystal that continued down the lugs that meet an equally curved and elegant case back. It's an attempt to be a repository and library, tools and tutorials. Permission for re-use or distribution, in any format, is not implied nor granted.
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(Ref rm526) 3 21j, #559, [movement], near mint 14k yellow gold snapback case, 24mm x28mm x34mm, presentation inscription on back.[back]another view [view]another view [view], excellent Original dial , subsidiary seconds. From the 1950s a high grade Lord Elgin in solid gold with an adjusted movement .
A very good value for such a high grade witch in solid gold.! (Ref rm1707) 1 23j, six adjustments, [movement], excellent 14k yellow gold snapback, presentation inscription on back , 29mm [back] case,, excellent original dial, subsidiary seconds, some patina but even. These are amongst the last of the mechanical watches made in USA and for the quality of the movement and a solid gold case very undervalued!
Single cut natural diamonds and milgrain detailing adorn the top of the case and the lugs, which hold a black braided band.
The band closes with a stainless steel foldover clasp, secured on both ends with a cable-style guard chain.
Please check out the Serial Numbers page so that you can learn the location of the serial numbers AND their PREFIXES!
PLEASE check closely for a prefix letter or number.
In fact, the recent publication of serial numbers for 4 case manufacturers couldn't have been completed without the help of ebay listings.Where there is plenty to discover here, no everyone wants to spend the time 'discovering' and wants to get on with getting their questions answered. Gersch has been SO amazingly generous in their submission of photographs of materials saved by Richard after he left Gruen in 1954. You'll find the 88 page document on the page titled Did your parent work for Gruen??? I've helped several families figure out not only something about the items they own, but I can sometimes point them to employee newsletters that described what life inside the company.I totally understand if there is some frustration along the way. The new homepage graphics come from these materials. Have you discovered a box of Gruen stuff from a former employee and want to get more information about what you have??? Head over to the "About" page and leave feedback with your contact info.From 1954 , this Lord Elgin very high grade watch , was an admired token for loyal service . (Ref rm1645) 1 17j,manual, Swiss made movement [movement], excellent 14k yellow gold snapback case, 23mm x 28mm x 37mm[back]another view [view]another view [view], excellent Original dial, subsidiary seconds, gold applied Fisher logo..This particular case design has a very solid look .! From 1969 a presentation from Lord Elgin for 25 yrs service to the Fisher body co that was a maker of Cadillac bodies for many years. (Ref rm1642) 1 21j,manual,#680,adjusted [movement], excellent 14k yellow gold snapback case, 31mm [back]another view [view], excellent Original dial, some patina and staining but not too bad, subsidiary seconds.